OceanExpert ID : 5799
University of Tokyo, Department of Earth and Planetary Physics
Department of Earth and Planetary Science
Graduate School of Science
Earth and Planetary Science covers various fields: solid Earth, atmosphere and ocean, surface environments including biosphere, planets and minor objects in the solar system, and space beyond the solar system. Furthermore, it covers a wide range of time span from the evolution of the solar system to the future of the Earth system and various timescales from billion years to hours or shorter. Diverse research methods are thus required in such a wide variety of research fields: field work, observation, laboratory experiments, chemical analyses, theoretical modeling, simulations and so on. Recent progress in Earth and planetary science to understand the large-scale complex entire Earth or planetary system requires interdisciplinary research and education on the basis of strong programs in the various disciplines in this field.